Hee Yun Kim (b. 1971) is a composer of a wide variety of music including orchestra, chamber ensemble, chorus, and solo instruments. Her compositions have been performed by diverse ensembles across the globe, including Ensemble Calliopée, L’Orchestre de la Francophonie, University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Metropolitan Chorus, Dallas Asian Winds, New York New Music Ensemble, Alea III, Composers’ Ensemble of Northern New York, Juventas Ensemble, Loop 38, Euterpe Quintet, and HET trio. Her music has been reviewed as being “fully convincing” and “masterfully orchestrated” (Paris: La Lettre du Musicien).
She was awarded the Pablo Casals International Composition Competition first prize in France, Tokyo International Chamber Music Composition Competition second prize, Verdigris Ensemble Composition Competition winner, Utah Arts Festival National Commissioning Program finalist, National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Young Composers Programme in Canada, and ALEA III International Composition Competition finalist. Her honors include a jury for Salvatore Martirano International Composition Award and a composition review committee for the College Music Society International Conference, and grants from ArtsActivate and Seoul Cultural Foundation.
Kim holds degrees in music composition from the Seoul National University, Korea (B.M. and M.M.), Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland (doctoral diploma), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (D.M.A.)